Category Archives: Analysis – 2023

An Elusive Search for Stability in Burkina Faso as France Takes a Big Step Back

By Billy Agwanda Photo by Stijn Swinnen on Unsplash Until 2015, Burkina Faso, a landlocked West African country with a population of 22 million, remained untouched by the array of jihadist groups operating in the Sahel. Prior to 2015, it was even considered to be an ‘island of stability’. Analysts and researchers opined that with […]

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Twisting and Turning: Why Fragility Still Matters in a Time of Great Power Competition

BY NATE HAKEN After the attacks of 9/11 an uneasy consensus began to emerge among the national security establishment, humanitarian, and international development actors around state fragility as a unified theory and organizing principle by which to develop policy.  Institution building and economic development in places like Iraq and Afghanistan were understood not only as […]

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